Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Acidity and Undissociated Acid

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    A weak acid has a pKa of 3.654. If the solution pH is 3.741, what percentage of the acid is undissociated?

    A weak acid has a pKa of 5.857. Calculate the pH of a solution in which the ratio of the concentrations of acid anion to undissociated anion ([A-]/[HA]) equals 7.555.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 5:17 pm ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Preview

    Ka = [H][A]/[HA] for a monoprotic acid

    pka =-logKa = -log[H][A]/[HA] = pH - log[A]/[HA]


    [A] =x amount of acid dissociated

    [HA] = U-x U is original amount of the acid before dissociation occurs

    U-x is also the ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution is provided in approximately 275 words. It calculates step-by-step the amount of acid dissociated and undissociated, and calculates pH.